Legenderry Landscapes: Puffin Cruise, Giant’s Causeway & a Breathtaking Train Journey The spectacular scenery on this new tour will take your breath away, starting with a wonderful train journey from Coleraine to Derry described by Michael Palin as ‘one of the most beautiful in the world’. The sublime views continue with a scenic Causeway Coastal Route drive, a visit to the famous Giant’s Causeway and a lovely cruise to see the seabird colony on Rathlin Island. We also embark on a guided tour of Derry, enjoy a tour of the Old Bushmills Distillery and catch sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations at a traditional working farm. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 A ‘Beautiful Train Journey’, Derry & ‘Meet the Mayor’ Guildhall Tour We begin our day with a train journey (currently, tickets for this train must be purchased at the station on the day). En route from Coleraine to Derry, the track runs alongside the sands of one of the most unspoilt beaches in Ireland, whilst on the opposite side of the track, we pass the cliffs of Downhill and the impressive Binevenagh Mountain. Upon arrival in Derry, we enjoy free time for lunch before embarking on a fascinating 2 hour part step-on guide and walking tour “unlocking the Walled City” as we discover tales of 400 years from past to present of the city. We finish our day with a special visit to Derry’s fabulous Guildhall, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Here we enjoy an exclusive Civic Tour including ‘Meet the Mayor’ and a sparkling prosecco drinks reception (bottled beer and orange juice also available). Why not surprise your customers with today’s exclusive inclusion – the ‘Meet the Mayor’ Guildhall tour and sparkling drinks reception! It’s sure to be a big hit on this legenderry day. Day 3 Giant’s Causeway, Portrush & Old Bushmills Distillery This morning we visit the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway and its award-winning Visitor Centre where we learn about the mystery of this unique landscape. We then enjoy a scenic drive along the mighty Causeway Coastal Route, admiring the spectacular views as we go. We make a pitstop in the beautiful seaside town of Portrush then continue our picturesque travels to the Old Bushmills Distillery , the world’s oldest licenced working distillery in County Antrim and where Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made. Here we enjoy a This morning we head to Ballycastle Harbour from where we embark on a 2 hour cruise going in search of puffins, seals and lighthouses! We hear stories from our guides as we sail, taking in the beautiful scenery and two of the lighthouses on Rathlin Island. The island boasts Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony, with more than 100,000 seabirds, including puffins, nesting on the cliffs from April to August. This afternoon we’re in for an authentic experience at Dunfin Farm , a traditional working farm, where we’re treated to a sheep experience. During our visit we learn about the dog’s relationship with the shepherd and the sheep, enjoying both a sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration – with the chance to try our hand at both! Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home. guided tour (please note, there are numerous steps and stairs). Day 4 Ballycastle Cruise & Dunfin Farm Sheep Experience
The Old Bushmills Distillery
Louise says… “As part of the 2023 CTA conference I enjoyed a familiarisation trip to Derry, and what a fantastic compact city with so much to see and do for groups! The Derry walking tour is, as they say, truly ‘Legenderry’.”
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The Lodge Hotel Coleraine, Londonderry Plus
This privately owned hotel is located on the edge of Coleraine, offering a personal touch and an excellent base from which to tour the Causeway. Each of the 56 spacious bedrooms are comfortable and traditional in style. Please note, the majority of the bedrooms are located in a building that is separate from the main building, but there is covered access. Depending on numbers, groups will dine in the Bistro’s conservatory or a private room which serve excellent food. There is also a traditional bar, lounge and the hotel offers the services of a beauty salon and hairdressers. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £469pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £119 The Lodge Hotel consistently receives excellent group feedback!
Inclusions • Return ferry crossing UK - Northern Ireland • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • 2 hour part step-on guide & walking tour of Derry • ‘Meet the Mayor’ Guildhall tour & drinks reception • Entrance to Giant’s Causeway • Old Bushmills Distillery guided tour • 2 hour Ballycastle Harbour cruise • Dunfin Farm sheep experience
Albatross Approved Rating: ✓ Visited ✓ Inspected ✓ Graded
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